School running competition
Matt is the fiftieth fastest and the fiftieth slowest runner in his school. Assuming no two runners are the same speed.
How many runners are in Matt’s school?
Expert Asked on 1st September 2019 in Math Puzzles.
Answer – 99 runners in Matt’s school.
If Matt is the fiftieth fastest runner, he would be number 50 in the sequence 1, 2, 3…50. To be the fiftieth slowest, he’d have to be number 50 in the sequence 50, 51, 52…99, since there are fifty numbers from 50 to 99 inclusive.
There are 99 runners in Matt’s school.
50+49 coz he’s the one in the first 50
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